Category Archives: Research & Reflection

Mark Dion, Whitechapel Gallery – OCA Study Visit 15.4.18

This show begins with an arresting tableau: an aviary containing an apple tree, bolted together, and adorned with books and bric-a-brac, and 22 live, tweeting, zebra finches. There is a lot of bird poo. We can go inside and share … Continue reading

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Assignment Five – planning and preparation

Having decided on the topic of ‘The Ethics of Representation in Portrait Photography’, the next step was to create a list of the key issues underpinning this area, such as power relations, indexicality, mass production, reflexivity, authorship, semiotics, context etc … Continue reading

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Reflection – January 2018

I am busy decluttering and regrouping for the new year. My ‘intentions’ have been mind-mapped. ‘Make more art’ has made it into the top three key elements. As well as committing to the 365 project again, I have included: Experiment … Continue reading

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Test shots – assignment four

                                     Conclusions Colour for dusk or night shots is always going to be problematic (colour temperature). Black and white fits the genre – … Continue reading

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Foul Play magazine – research

I have interviewed one of the founders to try to get a little more information. What is your mission statement?  Our mission is to create the first ever truly high-end, non-sensational true crime print magazine. What is the purpose of … Continue reading

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365 Project

When I mind-mapped my intentions for 2017, ‘make more art’ came out as one of the core aims, closely tied in with ‘make time matter’ and ‘self-education’. An obvious tactic for practising photography is to push myself to make more … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Tillmans 2017, Tate Modern – OCA Study Visit 6.5.17

  I found this show to be inspiring and liberating. Tillmans holds a special place in my heart as I remember being deeply affected by his snapshot aesthetic early on in my journey as a photographer. Seeing his photographs, (which did … Continue reading

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